Posted in October 2012

Safety First

Safety First

As my dear husband drove me around town searching for “the perfect hill” for my training, it became apparent that safety concerns were not just on my mind, but on his mind as well. It is getting darker so much earlier, and the mornings are dark so much later. For us working moms, these are the only times … Continue reading

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Us

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Us

We love, love, love the fabulous ladies behind Another Mother Runner, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea (authors of Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother). They are our running idols: two women on the run, promoting healthy lifestyles, taking on new challenges and setting personal records along the way while balancing families … Continue reading

Run Like a Diva (Race Report)

Run Like a Diva (Race Report)

Well, we can now check “marathon” off our race list! OK, not really. That may be getting a bit ahead of ourselves. But we successfully completed a marathon relay this past weekend, covering 42.2 km between 5 of us. The day was so epically long that a race recap would be more like a novella, so … Continue reading

How a Princess Handles Stress

How a Princess Handles Stress

As Princess Half-Marathon training season officially begins, and I gear up for another race, it is…TIME TO PANIC! Now, I have promised not to whine….and I am not about to start now…but, I am a wee bit stressed. And stressing and whining are not the same, right? For the past 10 days, I have been … Continue reading

Thankful Thoughts from the Trail

Thankful Thoughts from the Trail

Today, on Thanksgiving here in Canada, I give you the reasons I am thankful for running. This list could be miles longer, depending on the day – just as it may be a little shorter on the days when the run kicks your butt. But, even on those days, I am so glad that I got … Continue reading

Running for Hope (Race Report)

Running for Hope (Race Report)

This past weekend’s CIBC Run for the Cure marked the most special run I have ever done, and will probably ever do. It wasn’t just a run – it was so much more. Sure, it was only 5k. And no, it wasn’t chip-timed. Medals were not on the agenda either. So what was there? The team … Continue reading

Run for the Cure (Race Report)

Run for the Cure (Race Report)

My inspiration for running comes from an appreciation of being able to do just that.  As a professional dancer with 32 years experience, I can unfortunately relate to the phrase “the mind is willing but the body just ain’t”.  During my last pregnancy, I was literally unable to walk for the last 3 months due to severe … Continue reading